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June 8, 2018

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Lake Tahoe Community College Announces FREE College Tuition

South Lake Tahoe, CA - Starting in Fall 2018, all first-time, full-time California residents or AB540 eligible students attending Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) will pay no tuition their first year. The Lake Tahoe College Promise is available to any student who is attending college for the first time. LTCC offers associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and vocational certificates in more than 40 areas of study, including Psychology, Business, Fire Science, Culinary Arts, and Allied Health.

“Finances can be a huge barrier for those considering a post-high school education,” said Jeff DeFranco, LTCC’s Superintendent/President. “We are proud to be a leader in this movement of opportunity by providing a first-rate, affordable education that equips students with the skills to attain a good-paying job, transition to a four-year institution either on our campus or elsewhere, or advance in their current careers.”

In addition to free tuition for a year for qualifying students, LTCC also offers a wide range of campus resources and programs that can help students achieve success. Among these is the Open Educational Resources Initiative, which works to supply free or reasonably priced textbooks and other course materials. Other resources include laptop rentals, unlimited free bus transportation within the South Shore, free tutoring and mentoring services, writing help, and academic counseling.

Students who attend LTCC will not only gain an exceptional education from a nationally accredited institution, but also an authentic college experience filled with a vibrant campus life, student clubs, extracurricular activities, and enriching events – all set in the heart of beautiful South Lake Tahoe.

For more information about the Lake Tahoe College Promise or Lake Tahoe Community College, visit www.ltcc.edu/promise.

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FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS AT SOUTH TAHOE HIGH SCHOOL

ALL STUDENT ATHLETES PLAYING A SPORT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND ALL STUDENT ATHLETES ENTERING 9TH GRADE AND 11TH GRADE, ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A SPORTS PHYSICAL EXAM

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Free kid-friendly food during the summer school break!

Every Wednesday, from June 20th to Aug. 22nd

St. Theresa Church Grace Hall 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Bijou Community Elementary School 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Tahoe Valley Elementary School 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Any child up to the age of 18 can come alone or with a parent or legal guardian to either Grace Hall or Bijou School or Tahoe Valley School on any Wednesday during the school summer break and fill a bag with various food options including fresh fruit, cereals, milk, canned meat and breakfast and nutrition bars and much more! Bring a pack back or re-usable tote bag to help carry your food bag home.

LOOK FOR A FUN “SURPRISE SNACK” EVERY WEEK!!!

This is a wonderful opportunity and B&B 4 Kids is excited to be able to help every child eat healthy and enjoy their summer.

** Food will only be given to parents accompanied by their child(ren)** www.breadandbroth.org

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Awards and Recognition!

CONGRATULATIONS SOUTH TAHOE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES!

190 South Tahoe High School students, and 44 Mt. Tallac Continuation School students, will receive a diploma today.

Lake Tahoe Unified School District wishes you great success on your life's journey!

Your gifted intellect, awe-inspiring talent, and perseverance, will change the world!


FELICIDADES A LOS GRADUADOS DE SOUTH TAHOE HIGH SCHOOL!

El día de hoy, 190 estudiantes the South Tahoe High School y 44 estudiantes de Mt. Tallac escuela de continuación recibirán un diploma.

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Lake Tahoe les desea mucho éxito en el trayecto de su vida!

Su dotado intelecto, talento inspirador y perseverancia, cambiará el mundo!

FAREWELL TO OUR 2017/18 esteemed RETIREES

LTUSD sincerely appreciates your love of children, dedication to education, and exceptional work, for a combined 627 years of service to the students and families of South Lake Tahoe! THANK YOU!

'TAHOE ANGEL' HAS STRUCK AGAIN!

Tahoe's very own philanthropist, and supporter of 'all things kids,' Lisa Maloff, has generously donated $100,000 to the Lake Tahoe Unified School District for the integration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) instruction and the enhancement of STEAM programs, at all school sites. The funds will be used for such things as science-based field trips; garden supplies and grow sites; professional development and curriculum; robotics and other supplies. LTUSD sincerely thanks Ms. Maloff for her continued generosity and support of our community. Students will be learning while they're having fun - the best way to learn!

5th Grade Boy Scout is Local Hero

South Lake Tahoe, CA (June 5, 2018) – At today’s City Council meeting, local 5th grade Boy Scout Gauge Patterson was recognized for his heroic efforts. Patterson received the “Citizen’s Life Saving Award” from Mayor Wendy David for using the skills he learned at the “Stop the Bleed” training given by South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue on April 23rd.

A few days after receiving the training, Patterson was getting his hair cut and heard a person stating they had shortness of breath, chest pains and dizziness and he recognized these complaints as issues commonly associated with cardiac arrest from the training he had just completed. Patterson called 911 and reported the issues and emergency response personnel arrived on scene and where able to assist the person just as they were succumbing to cardiac arrest. (All involved are happy and healthy.)

“This is an incredible lifesaving story and proves that the system works,” said Fire Chief Jeff Meston.

More information on “Stop the Bleed” training is available online at https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed

-Press release from the City of South Lake Tahoe

Board Agendas and Schedule of Regular Meetings Meet Your Board Members Board Policies

The next Board of Education meeting is this Tuesday, June 12, at 5:00 PM, with Closed Session at the end of the meeting. Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation will host their annual recognition of District retirees at the Education Center, along with school site principals, Board Members, and staff. Regular session begins at 6:00 PM. On the evening agenda: Report on Leadership Lake Tahoe's STEAM Tahoe Project; Photography Award Presentation to High School Students; Wellness Committee Presentation on Physical Education and Activity Program Goals and Recommendations; Renewable Energy and Sustainability Committee Presentation on Program Goals and Recommendations; Public Hearings on LCAP 2018/19 Template, Proposed 2018/19 Budget, and Tahoe Alpine SELPA Delivery Plan; and more. We hope you can join us! Here is a link to the agenda (click on June 12, 2018 in the right column).


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BIKE SAFETY AT SIERRA HOUSE

On June 7, 2018 CHP and TRPA joined together to provide a bicycle safety event at Sierra House elementary school. One of the students provided helpful tips to young riders - just in time for biking season! Have fun out there!

5th GRADE STUDENTS TOUR THE CTE PROGRAMS AT STHS

Students got hands-on experience with the CTE Programs offered at South Tahoe High School when they toured the Sports Medicine, Exercise Science, Culinary Arts, Automotive, Woodworking & Construction, Digital Photography, and Digital Media Arts classes. They also enjoyed a catered lunch by the Culinary Arts students in the Student Union. The exposure to non-traditional work and school opportunities showed them how high school students use the knowledge they gain in 5th grade and middle school to be successful in high school, and peaked their interest and excitement about their futures at LTUSD!

Wellness

THREE MENTAL HEALTH BILLS FOR CALIFORNIA CHILDREN

Mental disorders affect as many as 1 in 5 U.S. children each year and are some of the most costly conditions to treat – mental health problems among young people under age 24 cost the U.S. an estimated $247 billion annually. Unfortunately, the majority of young people who need mental health treatment do not receive it, and mental health problems in childhood often have negative effects in adulthood.

The California Legislature has proposed several bills that address children's mental health, from increased training and peer supports to early prevention and funding parity. Three current bills worth noting:

SB 906: Medi-Cal: mental health services: peer support specialist certification This bill establishes a statewide peer support specialist certification program for health providers. The peer support specialist would have the experience and the formal training to promote mind-body recovery for adults or transition-age youth.

SB 1019: Youth mental health and substance use disorder services This bill creates financial parity for children's mental health and adult mental health funding. It requires at least half of all funds allocated to the Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission under the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Act of 2013 be used to expand mental health services for minors.

AB 2686: Early identification of pupil mental health issues: in-service training for certificated employees and classified staff This bill requires each school district, county office of education, and charter school to provide in-service training to certificated employees and classified staff who provide instruction to or have regular personal contact with pupils in K-12th grades on the early identification of pupil mental health issues.

Kidsdata is a source for policy options that could promote children's emotional health. Learn more »

STRATEGIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL SUMMER BREAK

“With Memorial Day behind us, we look forward to a summer of relaxing, fun and family time. But while kids get a break from responsibilities, parents know that "school's out" means more planning, problem solving and flexible thinking. When you have kids who thrive on routine, making a plan early on for structuring free time and scheduling activities can help make everyone happier — and hopefully ensure that kids will do something besides play Fortnite for two months straight,” reports Child Mind Institute. Follow this link to find out more information for having a successful summer break.

-Jayme Kasman, RN, MSN, LTUSD School Nurse

THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS JUNE 19 HERE IS A COPY OF THE 2018/19 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR


Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation

Please take a moment to thank a LTEF Member when you see them in our community!

LTEF GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH SEPT. 18

The diligent work of the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation (LTEF) has allowed our students to participate in an multitude of educational and enrichment programs that would have been otherwise unavailable to our schools. For nearly 30 years, the LTEF has operated as a volunteer-lead non-profit organization whose driving purpose is to "support the educational programs and needs of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District. " This is done through a fall and spring grant request process in which LTEF provides $40,000 to $60,000 each year to enrichment grants. Individual and business donations are the sole source for the LTEF fund. If you are interested in learning more or wish to donate, please visit the Foundation at http://www.ltedf.org/. Here photos from are some of the 24 programs that received a total of $69,552.40 in LTEF grants this year!